రాజమౌళి, రామ్ చరణ్, జూనియర్ ఎన్టీఆర్ల RRR ఈరోజు ప్రపంచవ్యాప్తంగా పెద్ద అంచనాల మధ్య విడుదలైంది. సినిమాపై మా సమీక్షను తెలుసుకోవడానికి చదవండి.
Story: Set in the 1920s era, RRR unravels the fictional journey of two of India’s greatest and yet unsung freedom fighters, Alluri Seetharama Raju and Komaram Bheem.
Malli is kidnapped by Britishers for her lovely voice. Bheem (Jr NTR) is entrusted with bringing her back whereas Raam (Ram Charan) takes the bounty to catch him. Did Raam catch Bheem? Or did he realize his folly and help Bheem in his endeavor is the basic premise of RRR.
RRR is powered by spellbinding performances from the lead cast. Jr NTR and Ram Charan excelled in the roles of Bheem and Ram respectively. These two powerhouses combine to fuel the machine i.e., RRR, and they come up with towering performances. NTR’s portrayal of rustic character Bheem, which symbolizes the water element in the film is otherworldly. The same with Charan. He exudes aggression and ruthlessness through the course of the film and elevates the fire element. Both the heroes have come up with career-best performances. The Director’s attribution of fire and water to lead characters is not convincing.
Alia Bhatt plays a brief yet impactful role. She is pure class. She lights up the screen whenever she makes an appearance. Ajay Devgan too bags a small yet impactful role. He is at his usual best. Samuthirakani and Shriya deliver what is expected of them in supporting roles. Bheem’s lady interest Olivia Morris is beautiful and emoted really well.
The captain of the ship, SS Rajamouli is one of the finest Indian filmmakers in this generation. His vision, execution, and grit are of elite quality. It is not easy to execute a project as big as RRR and Rajamouli somewhat manages to reach audience expectations. The emotional quotient of RRR is not on par with the Bhaubali series.
NTR’s entry block scores over Charan’s. The Naatu Naatu song is brilliantly presented. It has a strong narrative and both the heroes set the dance floor on fire. The pre-interval block is neatly presented and it packs a punch. But there is a bit of lag in the opening stages of the first half.
The freedom struggle is just a facet of the story and the main emphasis is always on the brotherly bonding between the two central characters and their personal interests. The second half starts off on a rather dull note, but it gets better towards the climax. The particular sequence where Ram has to punish Bheem gives an emotional high to the audience. The climax is divided into three fight sequences which have high moments for the fans. The film ends on a high.
MM Keeravani’s background score elevates the narrative. His audio album is just okayish, but the background score is of his usual best standards in a few vital scenes. Special mention to some brilliant work from the man behind the lens, Senthil Kumar who captured the spellbinding visuals exceedingly well. The production designing and VFX and CGI are good to the Indian standards.
- NTR and Charan’s performances
- Some emotional and action blocks
- Keervani’s BGM at times
- Lag in both halves
- Lack of strong cause for the main conflict in the plot
The master storyteller SS Rajamouli directs RRR. It is a character drama set in the background of pre-Independence. The narrative focuses on the characters of Bheem and Raam. There is a formulaic approach at the beginning when seen superficially, as in the beats the predictable. However, Rajamouli being the master storyteller that he is easily overcomes it with high octane intros for his stars. Such an issue never crops in our minds. Both the stars are introduced in a fan-pleasing manner and are equally vital to the narrative. But, Bheem shines as it feels free from the chains of the narrative. It is cinematically mounted whereas Raam's intro is done thematically. The latter introduces the character and also takes the narrative forward simultaneously.
The proceedings that follow are lighter vein in emotions but are essential in establishing the bond. If that isn’t the case, the core theme would have fallen flat. If not for the establishment of the friendship between the two, the pre-interval, interval, and post-interval sequences wouldn’t have the same impact. This is where Rajamouli hit a sixer in the first half itself. After a sensational interval, the second half takes time to get going. There are a couple of emotional moments that stay with us
. The Komaram Bheemudo block is a highlight that puts to use the characterization of the stars to great use thematically as well as cinematically. On the flip side, the Bheem escape sequence and portions involving Alia Bhatt could have been done better. Still, there are no dull moments, even if the narrative slackens. Things once again gain momentum after the transformation of Ram Charan. The pre-climax and climax are dominated by the duo. But, it’s Alluri who shines.